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    June 21st, 2007

    And The Hat Said ‘Gryffindor’

    And The Hat Said ‘Gryffindor’ by Ciircee

    Summary: Ever notice that there are no Hagrid stories? This is a story about bravery. Oneshot, 2,941 Words.

    Why You Should Care: Because there aren’t any stories about Hagrid, that’s why. Hagrid is frightfully difficult to write, and Hagrid as a boy is even more difficult. But Ciircee manages, somehow, to invoke the very spirit of JKR and give us a young Hagrid that is just as perfect as canon. And then, on top of all that, she throws Dumbledore into the mix — quite possibly the most difficult character to get right — and somehow manages that too. And then, beyond even that, the author manages to write one of the most telling, heart-warming oneshots I have ever read.

    Why You Might Not Care: The reason no one writes about Hagrid is because no one wants to read about Hagrid, and I get that, but please, read this. It’s only 2,941 words, and it is more than worth the ten minutes out of your day. Between brilliantly written canon characters, beautiful prose, and an inspiring theme, this story deserves an award. Probably several. This is why I read fan fiction.

    Awards: July 2007 Gold Star Award for Excellence in Harry Potter Fanfiction.

    posted by afterthree

    One Response to “And The Hat Said ‘Gryffindor’”

    1. Robyn Says:
      August 8th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

      Oh my GOODNESS. I wasn’t going to read this, because, well, it was about Hagrid, but the very last sentence of your review convinced me to, and I have to agree.

      Stories like that are why I read fanfiction as well. It was amazing. Nothing truly bizarre happened, and there was no epic love or battle or et cetera. It was just three thousand words, ish, on Hagrid and Hogwarts, and it was fantastic.

      So completely worth the read. Really. Amazing.